Interesting that an ad for Octoberfest in Snowbird, featuring three lovely young
women in traditional German tavern-maid costumes accompanied this article. We are a peculiar people. The world notices this, and reports on it. I
can't tell you the number of young men and women who wish they could attend
such a gathering, but when I was that age, and seeking my eternal companion,
I'd certainly have saved up for this event! Times change, but
the world gets smaller each day as far as meeting those in distant climes.
I'm glad to see 800+ singles spending so much time face-to-face instead of
phone message-to-phone message. I hope a few good marriages can result from it.
I'm thankful to see so many still seeking eternal companionship in a world
of one-night-hook-ups. It might be fun to do a follow-up on any
couple who met and married 50 years ago at the first Nordic party in 1966.
the LDS teachings regarding sealing and eternal marriage tell us that those
faithful members who have kept faith in Jesus Christ, kept the commandments as
best they were able, have been and done justly before God will be blessed with
exactly and precisely with eternal marriage (called sealing,) and all other
blessings as those who were sealed on earth and who have lived the same
righteous lifei may not have expressed the concept clearly, but your
daughter will have the very same blessings as any other person who lives a
faithful righteous lifei hope your daughter is aware of these
From the WSJ article: “The organizers of these things have no
sympathy for anyone over 30 . ...They say we should have spent more time trying
to get married and not wasting time partying.”My oldest child
is a 38-year-old, beautiful Mormon woman, whom no one has asked to marry,
because she is too confident to attract most Mormon men. She is out of luck in
Mormondom, because of her age and single status, and is at risk for spending an
eternity living singly and alone. As a non-Mormon, I don't get it.
Sounds like so much fun! I can't imagine why it hasn't been reported
on world wide sooner or grown faster!